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Poster: vapors Date: Jun 22, 2011 6:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

With all the promotion you guys do I have tried, but honestly never really found Lou Reed or VU to be all that exciting myself. On the other hand, encouraged by some co-workers, I have developed more appreciation for Metallica than I would have thought possible. I didn’t like that type of music at all back in the 80’s, and my appreciation is a late life revelation for me. While some of the vocals aren’t my cup of tea, I think Kirk Hammett is a fine guitarist, with a lot of feeling in his playing.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 22, 2011 6:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

it's all good, tons of appealing music out there whatever one's cup-o-tea be; personally, i loved the VU from the first time i ever heard their music (i could say the same about the GD), and will pretty much purchase or seek out just about everything musically related to the band; excluding GD/JGB live shows, i probably have more live recordings by Lou than any other artist (altho i may have more Feelies related, haven't compared in a while)

as for Metallica, i can honestly say i've never heard their music, unless i was hearing it and not knowing it, and i just know in my gut that i'd not like it or even care to go out of my way to listen to it

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Poster: vapors Date: Jun 22, 2011 7:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

I hope I didn’t come off all that finite or declarative, as I do feel hip and aware of Lou’s genius, and I’m not done trying to get more so. As far as Metallica goes, I don’t have to go out of way to listen to it (like it or not) at work. These days I like to approach the dynamics encountered
sharing a common listening space at work with a pretty open mind. Continually finding more out there to appreciate ( an important factor in my participation here) and I believe I have noticed a deeper appreciation for Jerry among many, although the die hard KISS guy is pretty hard headed !

I’ve lately been jamming with two other guitarists who are big fans of Hammett which precipitated my post. It is fun in that one guy is very good at playing all the guitar parts – which often switch from acoustic to electric – and my leads will invariably be more Jerry style.
peace

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 22, 2011 9:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-DEAD - Waiting on the Sandman?

"I hope I didn’t come off all that finite or declarative"

No, definitely not, and i recognized that you at least have strived to listen to VU with an open mind, something that i admit to not always bringing to the table myself when i approach certain types of music/bands, etc. Interestingly enough, and much like the GD, the VU's studio recordings are much different than their live shows (of which there is a miniscule amount compared to the GD, sadly), and i much much prefer listening to the various bootlegs (in part also because the studio albums, like much music from that era, i've listened to probably too many times). Fortunately i have a forgiving ear as the quality of the live recordings is not exactly stellar, but definitely listenable, and in several cases very much so. And let me just add, also like the GD and Donna G., i find the female member (Nico) to be more of a distraction than a contribution (i prefer her post-VU solo stuff more actually).

"Continually finding more out there to appreciate"

One must, really. I couldn't imagine not continually exploring new sounds, new artists, new styles. Staying stuck in one era or style or artist, etc., would get stale rather quickly, altho i will acknowledge that being busy with life/work/family does limit one's time to ventue into the unknown.

i never want to meet that KISS guy, lol

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